In Age of Empires II: HD Edition, fans of the original game and new players alike will fall in love with the classic Age of Empires II experience. Explore all the original single player campaigns from both Age of Kings and The Conquerors expansion, choose from 18 civilizations spanning over a thousand years of history, and head online to challenge other Steam players in your quest for world domination throughout the ages. Originally developed by Ensemble Studios and re imagined in high definition by Hidden Path Entertainment, Microsoft Studios is proud to bring Age of Empires II: HD Edition to Steam.

Report abuse Age of Empires II: HD Custom Launcher
Filename
AoE_II_HD_Launcher.2.zip
Type
Installer Tool
Uploader
WhAtEvErYoUmEaN
Date
Apr 8th, 2013
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0.43mb (447,439 bytes)
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Update 2013-04-14 v2.0 | I saw a few posts that the Launcher was instantly crashing for some people, so i decided to make a neat little replacement that has also known community fixes for the game beeing laggy etc.


Install:
- Drop the Launcher at Steam\SteamApps\common\Age2_HD\
- Launch AoEII: HD normally via Steam

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Functions:

    Community Fixes:
        -MFill,-MSync,-DXLevel80:
        Known to fix Framerate issues (-DXLevel80 won't set the App to DX8 but has an effect)

    -Nostartup:
        Skips the Intro-Movies

    Compatibility Mode:
        Launches the App in Win98/ME Mode with a few other Tweaks
        Known to fix Framerate and Multiplayer-Lag Issues

    Custom Commandline
        Because i can't keep up as fast as possible if a new fix comes out
        you can add them here until i decide to officially use them.

    ScreenLock
        If you are in posession of a Multi-Monitor Setup you probably know that
        AoEII: HD won't lock you Mouse a.k.a your Mouse moves out of the Game while scrolling etc.
        This Tool Locks your Mouse at a pre-defined Area so that won't happen anymore.

    Force AoE to close
        Closes the AoK HD.exe Process if it managed to bug itself in the closing Sequence once again.

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Known Issues:

This Launcher is not (and will never be) able to download Workshop Content!
If you want to download/update your Mods you will need to use the normal Launcher

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.NET Framework 4.5 may be required

Have Fun
-WhAtEvErYoUmEaN

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v1.0
First Release

v1.1
Added -Nostartup
Added Custom Commandline

v2.0
Added ScreenLock

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Guest Apr 11 2013, 6:04am says:

Hey I have a problem: when I put ticks in the community fix boxes and then click play it askes me if I allow the program to change things and stuff. But when I click on yes it does not work because steam tells me the game is already running... any suggestions? I'd really like to use these fixes because these lags are driving me crazy :(. Hope my english was not to bad

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WhAtEvErYoUmEaN
WhAtEvErYoUmEaN Apr 14 2013, 10:57am replied:

You still have to Launch it through Steam, then it should work.

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Guest Apr 13 2013, 12:10pm says:

Steam workshop doesn't work with this. Other than that, it's great considering the regular game launcher doesn't work.

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WhAtEvErYoUmEaN
WhAtEvErYoUmEaN Apr 14 2013, 11:04am replied:

I am sorry about that, but there is no way of getting the workshop API for this :\

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Age of Empires II HD Edition
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Released Apr 9, 2013
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